Today we learned that it can pay to be poorly in Yorkshire, especially if you’re one of the private companies operating car parks at some of the county’s hospitals.
At least the roads should be clear en route to the infirmary, if a little wet. But not as wet as it was when war broke out off Hull four decades ago..
Here are four things you need to know so far today…
Parking at Yorkshire hospitals is not good for your financial health
A report has revealed that five health trusts in the Yorkshire region each rake in more than £1m annually from parking fees.
They include Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which picked a staggering £3.16m from the pockets of patients and visitors.
Come Hull and high water...
It all kicked off in the North Sea 40 years ago this month with the start of the last Cod War, an international dispute over territorial fishing waters that had a devastating impact on one Yorkshire city.
“We allowed ourselves to be hung out to dry,” said fishing historian Dr Alec Gill.
It’s going to be wet, wet, wet this Christmas
Wondering what the weather will be like in West Yorkshire this Christmas? Well, head outside and you’ll feel it in your fingers, feel it in your toes as up to 80ml of rain falls on the county.
It’s going to get colder, too, although a white Christmas is looking increasingly remote, unless you live on top of a Scottish mountain.
Roadworks? What roadworks?
Travellers will be treated to a sight for sore eyes over Christmas when hundreds of miles of roadworks across Yorkshire will be cleared in time for the holiday period.
Sadly the Highways Agency can do little about the sheer number of us who will be driving home for Christmas. We blame Chris Rea.